History and geography are foundation subjects within the National Curriculum.
History is concerned with the past. It is the historian’s view of the past and is a mode of enquiry. History is our chronological record of what happened in the past and involves the study of men, women and children in different societies, cultures, countries and classes. Through history, our children can begin to learn and understand something about the past and its influences on life today. Our children learn to use a range of sources of information and ask the questions:
HOW? WHAT? WHO? WHY? WHEN?
An investigative approach to history is promoted at Great Dalby Primary School. This involves children’s active participation in enquiry, using ICT for whole class and independent research, with organised visits to places of historical interest and museums, visitors to school, including historians and local experts.
Children will record their work in history in a variety of ways. They may write recounts, diaries and stories, use charts and graphs, produce pictures, posters, newspapers, comic strips (ICT) and timelines, record discussions, take and manipulate photographs, participate in role-play, debates or interviews, and construct models. Children will be encouraged to bring items of interest to school to stimulate discussion and to display inside and outside the classroom.